QT1080 Adjustable Depth Right Inner Axle Shaft Seal Installer
for CAD Front Axles is our most popular Inner Axle Seal Installer for Jeep vehicles. It is used on all 1984-1996 Jeep XJ and YJ models with Dana 30 front axles equipped with vacuum controlled Central Axle Disconnect (CAD) to install the QU40098
original equipment NOK made seal for the large diameter, right side, disconnect axle shaft. Custom-fit
Seal Installer is specifically made to install Central Axle Disconnect side axle shaft oil seal easily and without damaging the seal. Precision CNC machined right here in Montana, this Adjustable Depth
Installer is used in conjunction with 1/2" diameter QT1107
Rod and QT1196
Thrust Plate to make successful installation of your tight fitting CAD seal simple, Easy
, and straight forward. The seal fits the face-grooved Installer like a glove, so it will not cock or crush during installation. Also see our TS4624
Tool and Seal Kits.
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Dan the Gear Man Tech® Note 1:
Whenever you remove the front axle shafts on your Jeep, inspect the shafts and axle tubes for any signs of differential fluid leakage. It's a lot cheaper and easier to replace the seals than rebuilding your diff after it blows up due to oil starvation! Differential removal is required for the left (drivers) side seal, but not the the disconnect (right) side on vacuum shift axles. These are tricky seals to install, but you can EASILY do it with our tools! QT1133 differential case spreader is definitely recommended but not absolutely required for differential removal/installation. We also find QT9018 dead-blow sledge handy to reinstall the differential. Extra seals, differential cover gaskets, and RTV sealant are available separately.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
Successfully installing a CAD axle shaft seal without the correct
Seal Installer has about the same chance of success as buying a winning lottery ticket. Makeshift methods don't usually get the job done due to the restricted area you need to work in, and the amount of compression needed to be applied to the seal. Due to the way we have to make the
Tool, your Seal Installer and Seal MUST match. QT1080 Right Seal Installer will only work with original equipment design, NOK manufactured seals such as our QU40098. QT1089 Left Seal Installer will only work with original equipment design, NOK manufactured seals such as our QU40307. Seals manufactured by other seal manufacturers WILL NOT WORK WITH OUR INSTALLERS!!!! We do not manufacture installers for this application to fit any other competitive seal designs such as CR, National or NAK.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
QT1080 Installer is an Adjustable Depth Installer that allows you to offset the seal to a deeper depth to miss a groove or other damage on the axle shaft. However, YOU MUST be careful you do not set the seal TOO DEEP which may place the seal beyond the axle shaft seal surface!